The candidate who is arguably injecting the most Christianity into his campaign–trumpeting his religiosity in every speech, asking what would Jesus do as a basis for public policy, and mixing the spiritual and the temporal kingdoms–is John Eaves, running for governor in Mississippi. He is a Democrat.
Mr. Eaves says, “I am a Democrat because I am a Christian.” He is pro-life, anti-gay marriage, and conservative on other social issues. But what makes him a Democrat is his stance against “mammon.” He has a populist economic philosophy that makes him oppose big business, moneyed-interests, and the wealthy in general. He is the champion of the poor, like he thinks Jesus was. Could you support someone like that, or does he make you see what can go wrong with Christianity in politics?